Denver was walloped 40-10 by Seattle in the preseason with Ronnie Hillman fumbling, Montee Ball stumbling and Peyton Manning grumbling.
Broncos third-year tight end Julius Thomas began the season with more NCAA tournament trips (two) on his resume than catches in the NFL (one).
Perhaps in an attempt to confuse the Patriots defense the Broncos offense on Sunday afternoon put some players in unexpected roles.
A year ago, Denver roared into the playoffs riding an 11-game winning streak and promptly lost for the first time in 98 days. So much for momentum. This year, the Broncos are again 13-3 and the AFC’s top seed, two home wins away from the Super Bowl.
Denver Broncos tight end Jacob Tamme played a key role in the offense last year, but at the start of the season this year he played primarily on special teams. He’s now back in the rotation.
With Peyton Manning on the verge of breaking Tom Brady’s single-season touchdown record, Houston interim coach Wade Phillips calls this “just the best year ever of any quarterback.”
Peyton Manning has played the classic pick-your-poison trap all season, spreading the ball out evenly to his wide receivers while lighting up the scoreboard like no NFL quarterback ever has.
Wes Welker won’t play Thursday night against San Diego as he recovers from his second concussion in less than a month.
Denver Broncos place kicker Matt Prater said after he kicked his NFL record 64-yard field goal against the Tennessee Titans in frigid weather on Sunday he received 134 text messages from people congratulating him.
Unbothered by the freezing weather, Matt Prater set an NFL record with a 64-yard field goal and Peyton Manning threw four more touchdown passes Sunday, lifting the Denver Broncos to a 51-28 victory over the Tennessee Titans.